Bryson DeChambeau is scheduled to play in next week’s Open Championship.
He may not be able to make it.
DeChambeau, the defending champion at the John Deere Classic, withdrew from the tournament late Thursday when something happened to his right shoulder.
He was on the par three 16th and after he hit his tee shot, he grabbed his shoulder. After speaking to his playing partners and PGA Tour officials, DeChambeau left the course, withdrawing from the tournament.
Things were not going well for DeChambeau, he was three-over par for the day when he withdrew.
Scores were low, really low on day one but it was largely a no-name leaderboard at the TPC Deere Run.
Steve Wheatcroft held the early lead after shooting a career-low nine-under par 62. Below him were a lot of struggling players, many simply trying to keep their tour cards.
Michael Kim was in at eight-under, 63. Nick Taylor and Johnson Wagner shot 64s.
Birdies were there for the taking.
Former Deere champion Zach Johnson didn’t find many on his way to a two-under par 69.
One name player who performed on day one was National winner Francesco Molinari. The Italian star birdied his last two holes of the round to shoot 65.